(Updated 5:30 a.m., Feb. 9)
Springs preferred location for planned waste diversion
By Fred Sherwin
in Carlsbad Springs got a dose of bad news on Friday to
go along with the 20 centimetres of snow that fell throughout
Miller Environmental Services released a statement proclaiming
that a nearby industrial park was the preferred location
for a new industrial landfill site and proposed integrated
waste management project to be known as the Capital Region
Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC).
preferred site is located east of Boundary Road and south
of Hwy 417 adjacent to an existing industrial park.
approved, the CRRRC would provide facilities and capacity
for recovery of resources and diversion of materials from
disposal that are generated by the Industrial, Commercial
and Institutional (IC&I) and Construction and Demolition
(C&D) sectors in Ottawa and eastern Ontario, as well
as disposal capacity for material that is not diverted.
in Carlsbad Springs have voiced their opposition to the
site ever since it was first proposed as an alternative
to a location near Russell last year.
upset about the size of the site which they say is four
times larger than the Carp landfill site, notoriously
known as the Carp mountain. They are also concerned about
the composition of the soil which almost entirely made
up of leda clay.
the Dump committee member Laurie McCannell says the clay
runs 100 feet deep and is prone to seepage.
Miller has a different view. According to them, the leda
clay acts a perfect containment for the type of industrial
and construction waste that will end up in the landfill.
decision to move forward with the Boundary Road location
as the preferred site was born out of the Environmental
Assessment Terms of Reference (TOR) under which a comparative
evaluation done of the two proposed site.
the comparative evaluation of the two sites, it became
clear that the Boundary Road Site was the best location
for our proposed integrated waste management facility.
The site has outstanding transportation links, is underlain
by a deep clay deposit that provides very good natural
containment for the landfill and other facilities, and
is beside an existing industrial park, explains
project manager Hubert Bourque.
site is also part of the area identified in the late 1980s,
by the former Region of Ottawa Carleton, as the preferred
site for a new regional landfill.
publc open house will be held between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
at the Carlsbad Community Centre on Monday Feb. 25
public consultation is part of the Environmental Assessment
process which isn't expected to be completed until next
fall. Once it has been completed and filed with the Ministry
of Environment, the province will decide on certification.
if the site gets provincial approval, it will still have
to go through a rezoning process with the City of Ottawa.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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